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Alameda County Community Food Bank

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Volunteers needed to screen, sort, box and shelve food items, label cans and package produce in our warehouse.

Our greatest need for volunteers is on weekdays - especially since weekends are quite popular and tend to fill up quickly. Weekday volunteers need to attend a one-hour orientation, held at 12:45 pm on Wednesdays at the Food Bank, 7900 Edgewater Drive, Oakland; no pre-registration is required. We ask that new volunteers attend one of these sessions to become more familiar with our services and operation. At the orientation, volunteers will be able to fill out an application so we can register them in our system, and they will be credited with one hour of community service for attending.

We have two shifts on weekdays, 8:00-11:00 am and 12:00-3:00 pm. We ask volunteers to sign in prior to the beginning of the shift and they need to be able to stay for the duration of the shift requested. Because of safety considerations, we do not have "drop-in" shifts. Most of our volunteer activities will take place in a warehouse setting. Closed-toed shoes are required. Please arrive promptly. Volunteers arriving late will be asked to reschedule their shift.

IMPORTANT: If you are coming with minors (children between the ages of 10-17 years old) we require a 1:5 ratio, one adult chaperone per five youth. The teachers/parents will be the supervisors for the group.

Please call the Volunteer Coordinator at (510) 635-3663 ext. 343 or send an e-mail to ahayes@accfb.org.

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About Alameda County Community Food Bank


7900 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, CA 94621, US

Mission Statement

To alleviate hunger by providing nutritious food and nutrition education to people in need, educating the public, and promoting public policies that address hunger and its root causes.

Please visit http://www.accfb.org/volunteer.html to sign up.


Founded in 1985, the Food Bank's primary purpose is to collect and distribute nutritious food to Alameda County's low income residents. The Food Bank accomplishes this through its network of 300 hunger relief agencies which includes food pantries, soup kitchens, residential and day programs, shelters, and USDA distribution sites. In the 2010-11 Fiscal Year, the Alameda County Community Food Bank distributed over 20 million pounds of food to provide food assistance to 49,000 people in need each week.


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7900 Edgewater DriveOakland, CA 94621




  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
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  • Must be at least 10
  • Orientation or Training

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